Braves Agree To Send Pitcher Shelby Miller To Diamondbacks

The Atlanta Braves have selected a suitor for starting pitcher Shelby Miller. The team will send him to the Arizona Diamondbacks. It's another big move for the Diamondbacks, who surprisingly signed Zack Greinke earlier this offseason. 

Several teams were interested in Miller, who is a cheaper option than several of the free agents left on the market. Miller had a 6-17 record, but that was because the Braves had major issues on offense. He posted a career-low 3.02 ERA and a 1.25 WHIP this season. 

The deal is also contingent on Miller passing the medical review, but that likely won't be an issue. The Braves will get outfielder Ender Inciarte and a few other prospects for Miller.

Inciarte is just 25 years old, and hit .303 with six homers and 45 RBIs. He stole 21 bases and is solid in the field. He'll likely start for the Braves. 

One of those players will be shortstop Dansby Swanson, who was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2015 Draft. Also in the trade is pitching prospect Andrew Blair. He is just 23 years old and was a Top 50 prospect for the Braves entering the season. He advanced to Triple-A this season and will be in the majors soon.

The last prospect is Gabe Speier, who was a 19th round pick by the Red Sox in 2013. He's just 20 and hasn't yet advanced beyond Single-A ball. He'll head to the Diamondbacks in the deal. 

The haul the Braves got for Miller is an impressive one. 

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